The progressive Opel Ampera commended its reality debut at the 79th Geneva Motor Show. General Motors Europe president, Carl-Peter Forster, disclosed the broadened range electric vehicle and declared arrangements to put the auto into creation in late 2011.

"There could not be a more fitting way to celebrate Opel's 110 years of innovation in the car industry than by revealing the Opel Ampera," said Alain Visser, GME Vice President Opel.

Technical Specifications

  • Vehicle type: 5-door, front-wheel-drive hatchback
  • Category: Extended-Range Electric Vehicle (E-REV)
  • Chassis: independent McPherson struts front, compound crank twist axle rear, four-wheel disc brakes, full regenerative brakes to maximize energy capture, electric power-assist steering
  • Seating capacity: four
  • Performance
    • Top speed: 161 km/h
    • EV range: 60 km (MVEG cycle)
    • Total range: >500 km
  • Dimensions
    • Wheelbase: 2685 mm
    • Length: 4404 mm
    • Width: 1798 mm
    • Height: 1430 mm
    • Cargo volume: 301 l
  • Battery system
    • Type: lithium-ion
    • Energy: 16 kWh
  • Electric drive unit
    • Power: 150 hp (111 kW)
    • Torque: 370 Nm
  • Exterior
    • Tire and wheel size: specially developed low rolling-resistance tires on 17-inch forged aluminum wheels

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